Swaffield School

Admissions - Nursery

Swaffield is a very happy school which is focused on pupils’ learning. 
Parents are highly positive about the school and its work. 
This in part is due to your high expectations of pupils’ work.

Extract from our last Ofsted report

Nursery Applications


We currently have the last few places left in Nursery for September 2024, although the application deadline has passed. If you're interested in a place, please apply as soon as possible using the link above and we will be in touch very soon. This is for children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021. 

Children are admitted into Swaffield Nursery when they are three years old.  

We also offer a limited number of early placements, starting in January 2025 for children born between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2022. 

Swaffield School Nursery offers parents an excellent choice for their child's Nursery education and is the perfect blend of academic challenge and a nurturing environment to ensure your child is able to build the skills to be ready to move up to Reception the following year. 

We'd be very happy to show you around Nursery and Swaffield School. Our tours have now finished but please do get in touch and we'll aim to arrange a visit for you: swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk  

Visit our Welcome page to see our school video and get a taste of our wonderful school. Take a look at our Ofsted page and visit our Results page for more information.

How To Apply


Applications for a Nursery place should be made direct to us by submitting an application form by Monday 5th February 2024. Either: 
* complete this online application form 
* or download this Nursery Application Form and email it to swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk for the attention of our Admissions Officer (Sue Medhurst). Alternatively, please post your completed form or bring it into the School Office. 

Have a question? Please call us on 020 8874 2825 and we'd be happy to help. 

Nursery Place Options

We offer parents flexibility with our Nursery places and options include full-time and part-time places. 


Option A: child attends Nursery part-time: morning place between 8.45am and 11.30am each day, Monday to Friday, term time. 
This is 15 hours funded by HMRC.

FULL-TIME NURSERY PLACES: We offer full-time places as follows: 

Option B:            Full-Time: HMRC 15 hours funding PLUS 15 hours Additional Funding from                                                  HMRC. Find out whether you qualify by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 

Option C:            Full-Time: HMRC 15 hours funding plus 15 hours Free Top-Up funded by
                            the school (we offer a limited number of these places. In order to qualify, all applicants MUST
                                     apply for the additional HMRC funding and provide proof that they DO NOT meet the criteria. Please
                                     note this is subject to availability and at the school's discretion).

Free full-time places in Nursery are offered using the criteria below (as set by government). 
Check whether you are eligible for the government's 30 hours free childcare by visiting their website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 

  • Each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week, and no more than £100,000 per year.
  • A family with an annual household income of £199,998 would be eligible if each parent earns just under £100,000.
  • Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings threshold.
  • If further full-time places are available, these may be offered to parents who don't qualify (Option C).

Admissions Policy and Early Years Education

When Will You Hear about Nursery Places?

We will inform parents in March 2024 of the outcomes of applications for Nursery places for September 2024 .

Wraparound Care

We realise the importance of offering wrap-around care to parents and are pleased to offer Out of School Care before and after the school day for children
at our school. 

Sunrise and Sunset are available for children aged 3 to 11.

Sunrise is open before school from 7.15am to 9am 
Sunset is open after school until 6.30pm

This is flexible to suit parents' needs: you may choose to book for a number of dates or a single, ad-hoc booking. Find out more here.